Accessibility Info:

All YBCA public entrances are accessible. At the Gallery Forum Building, both the 701 Mission St and Garden Esplanade entrances have electric push-button doors. Elevators service both buildings.

For more than 80 years, the National Lawyers Guild has organized legal workers, law students and attorneys to support social justice movements. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is the largest National Lawyers Guild chapter in the country and has played a significant role in providing legal support to activists and community organizers fighting for racial and economic justice in the Bay Area. Its annual Testimonial Dinner honors members and allies who are driven by the same values of equity and justice that guide NLGSF’s work.

Registration Information



General – $165

Law student & non-attorney legal worker – $75

Law student & low income – $50 (in limited quantities)

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Hundreds of progressive and radical legal workers, lawyers, and law students will gather at our Chapter’s largest fundraising event of the year. Folks will join in for food, drinks, and celebrating our honorees.

If you would like your organization or business showcased in our program booklet buy an ad here.

Congratulations to our 2020 Honorees:

Dennis Riordan

Champion of Justice

Liz Jackson

Unsung Hero


Partner in Liberation

…and keynote speaker:

Congressmember Rashida Tlaib

The Michigan representative, the first Palestinian-American in Congress and
one of the progressive freshman members of “the Squad,” has been at the forefront of
challenging the Trump presidency and reinvigorating the left-wing flank of the Democratic
Party. Congressmember Tlaib is also a former attorney with Sugar Law Center for Economic and
Social Justice, an affiliate of the National Lawyers Guild.